My love affair with Indian cuisine has been longstanding and if the spark ever needed to be rekindled then it certainly flamed when we went along to new kid on the burgeoning Inglewood block, Chakra. Lady FWO, the erstwhile @winesandbooks, was ...

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Lunching at Balthazar


Balthazar is, in our opinion, one of the top half dozen restaurants in Perth and our lunch last week simply reinforced our view. Situated in the attractive Lawson Apartment buildings and with Chef Skye Faithfull at the top of her game, and a wine ...

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Yu Ren Ma Tou


There are some great little spots springing up in the redeveloped laneways of Northbridge and Yu Ren Ma Tou in Washing Lane is one of the best I have come across. A very small dining area – maybe 2 dozen people can squash in – but excellent Sichaun ...

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Subiaco’s Bistro Felix


With the recent run of sunny winter days we took the opportunity when in Subiaco last week to stop in at Bistro Felix and take up a table on the deck outside – filtered sunlight under shade and a gentle breeze made for a perfect lunchtime ...

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Wine Show by the Bay – 2017


What I consider the best small wine show in the State returned to the University Club in Crawley this weekend after a one year hiatus due to renovations. Once again the setting at the Club in the grounds of UWA and resulting ambience, the quality of ...

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Manise, up William Street, near the mosque, serves up excellent East Indonesian food, at very good prices. There is a small printed menu, with black boarded specials –and they often upload a pic of the day’s special on Instagram to give you notice ...

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The Windsor Hotel


The Windsor, on the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road, an historic pub, built in 1898 but renovated and updated, while always retaining glimpses of its past, is a landmark of South Perth. Last week we were invited along to taste test ...

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Alfred’s Pizzeria on Barrack


A favourite hangout on Barrack Street, Alfred’s is down a steepish flight of stairs, and dimly and moodily lit – with an eclectic décor of news-papered walls, pictures of rock stars, guns and money in see through enclosures under the floor, and music ...

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Good Fortune Roast Duck


The long established, and very popular, Good Fortune Roast Duck House has recently shifted a little along William Street to larger and more modern premises – new furniture, bright, light and airy, but still with meandering lines of customers waiting ...

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Winter fare at the Woody


One of our go to places for a quick meal, with serves both generous and inexpensive, the Woody is one of four pubs within close walking distance of our place in Guildford. An old heritage pub, with live music on occasion, an eclectic collection of ...

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